Date PostedFebruary 9, 2016

Alcohol Took 1 in 7 to Hospital on Australia Day



Research has emerged from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine which shows that one in seven patients that presented at hospital emergency departments on Australia Day were there as a result of alcohol related harm.

Researchers found that as of 11pm on Australia Day, 15 per cent of patients across 100 emergency departments were there because of alcohol related harm.

On an average weeknight the figure is around 8 per cent, so this study shows that alcohol and Australia Day harm are related.

Researchers say on an average weekend, Friday and Saturday nights, alcohol related emergency room presentations reached 14 per cent.


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